A former ice addict has said family support was vital in overcoming his drug addiction.ELAINE COONEY August 5, 2014 3:54am
Former ice addict Shaun (not real name) said being addicted to the drug ice made him extremely violent towards people.
‘‘Never, ever give up on your kids.’’
This was Shaun’s* advice to parents of ice users.
He said while he drifted from his family when he was addicted to ice; he knew they had not given up on him.
He has since repaired the damaged relationships.
‘‘We might steer off the path and even tell them we hate them, but deep down inside beneath the wall we build around our heart, we love them,’’ he said.
‘‘Drugs make you a different person.’’
Teen Challenge chief executive Neil Meyer echoed these sentiments by saying when the user was eventually jailed or volunteered to beat the addiction, they began thinking about their loved ones.
He said while parents’ affirmation of love for their children might appear to go on deaf ears, it would penetrate through and eventually support the drug user.
‘‘All you can say is, ‘You are my son, I’ll never let you go’,’’ Mr Meyer said.
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